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    I went back in to the garden centre to see if Rex was in a better state.
    He is WORSE
    He still has mites and is so fat he can hardly move
    I have already reported this to the RSPCA.
    I have written to the store manager on two occassions.

    WHAT CAN I DO NOW!!
    When I highlighted Rex's obesity to staff just now they told me he has been to the Vet who apparently said there was 'nothing wrong with him'
    They went on to say that he is fed on 'diet food' (he had a HUGE BOWLFUL of Excel Light Pellets/Ready Grass and a Carrot......
    They also said he 'sometimes goes out in his run' ( sometimes= once or twice a week. Run is a 4ft square one )

    Rex has endured this for SIX YEARS
    Oh and I was also told that 'there is nothing more that can be done to address his weight problem cos he is OLD'

    Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh

    I am about to do yet another letter and will copy it to Head Office.
    Do you think a hand written one will be OK as my printer is defunct

    Janex

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    Poor Chap I think a handwritten letter will be fine Jane... I think maybe a sharp left hook would be better though!
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    Tell them Jane that we intend to protest peacefully outside their garden centre next weekend in our chairs with a few placards.

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    Get loads of your friends to write letters too. The more people that tell them the more they'll listen, maybe

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    Jane

    Is this a garden centre near me by the lights and the fire station? I haven't been in their for ages.

    If it is, have a word with Donna, she knows a few inspectors who cover our area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrn1310
    Jane

    Is this a garden centre near me by the lights and the fire station? I haven't been in their for ages.

    If it is, have a word with Donna, she knows a few inspectors who cover our area.

    Janice
    Yes, thats the one Janice. I have offered a retirement home to Rex on numerous occassions. He really looks terrible now
    I was actually in the shop when he arrived OVER SIX YEARS AGO!!

    Today there was one baby fluffball bun, one REW, one broken Caster Rex and one grey+white mixed breed.
    All in small hutches which 'nice' green water bottles attached..

    I have enlisted a couple ofpeople to write to the store manager today in the hope that even if they ignore my letter AGAIN (I am probably seen as the eccentric old rabbit woman ) they might take notice of a letter from 'normal' people.....

    Janex

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    Is the rex for sale or is it a 'store pet' you should ask which vet told them this as it will leave them speachless as they are blatantly lying.

    I don't think there is much more you can do hun You've offered to take it, you've asked the right questions and you've written letters. Could you not put the head offices email etc on here and we could all email them? Sometimes just sheer numbers of complaints can make a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raven_guest
    Is the rex for sale or is it a 'store pet' you should ask which vet told them this as it will leave them speachless as they are blatantly lying.

    I don't think there is much more you can do hun You've offered to take it, you've asked the right questions and you've written letters. Could you not put the head offices email etc on here and we could all email them? Sometimes just sheer numbers of complaints can make a difference.
    Dont think I can actually name the store on the Forum
    Might be OK to do it via PMs though

    Rex is the shop Rabbit, poor boy

    Janex

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    What do they actually say when you offer to take him?
    Do they genuinelly want to keep him do you think, or are they just being stubborn to prove a point?

    Is it worth sending a friend in to say she have fallen in love with him and would they consider selling him for a small amount as he is old? She could be very gushy about how much she loves rexes etc and she just adores him more and more each time she visits...

    Does the garden centre have a head office? Do they own any other businnesses other than this one?

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    Steal him! You must hava some black clothes right? Or how about speaking to the manager about getting him a better run? Suggest they do a fund raiser mabye. Or maybe do a little campaign and stand outside the garden centre handing out animal welfare leaflets and disturb the customers so the garden centre has to sort itself out.

    Just basically be obnoxious if the letters aren't working.

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